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War on drugs: 1,253 arrests, drugs valued at over Rs 131 crore recovered in Assam

As the ‘war on drugs’ continues in the State, the Assam Police has arrested as many as 1,253 persons and registered 723 cases under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act from May 10 to June 29.

War on drugs

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 July 2021 2:25 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: As the 'war on drugs' continues in the State, the Assam Police has arrested as many as 1,253 persons and registered 723 cases under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act from May 10 to June 29.

During the period, the police seized a huge quantity of drugs which have a market value of Rs 131,89,54,435.

The seized drugs along with their market value is as follows —16.728 kg heroin (Rs 33,45,59,800), 6859.216 kg ganja (Rs 34,29,60,800), 10.28027 kg opium (Rs 51,40,135), 58,571 bottles of codeine based cough syrup (Rs 4,09,99,700), 9,48,736 tablets/capsules (Rs 47,43,68,000), 1.9292 kg morphine (Rs 96,46,000), 3,314 kg poppy straw (Rs 6,62,80,000), 3 kg crystal methamphetamine (Rs 4,50,00,000). Along with the drugs, the police have recovered Rs 84,01,690 cash, 13,630 foreign currency, 6,800 FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes), and destroyed 31 bighas, 3 katha and 12 lessa cultivation of cannabis.

Also Read: Assam Govt's 'War on Drugs' Continues to Bust Drug Cartels Across State



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